Mainstreaming Integration Governance

New Trends in Migrant Integration Policies in Europe

  • P.W.A. Scholten
  • I. van Breugel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Peter Scholten, Ilona van Breugel
      Pages 3-22
  3. Empirical Chapters

  4. Theoretical Reflections

  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Peter Scholten, Ilona van Breugel
      Pages 237-247
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 265-268

About this book


This book provides a critical analysis of mainstreaming as one of the major contemporary trends in immigrant integration governance in Europe. Bringing together unique empirical material and theoretical insights on mainstreaming, it examines how, why and to what effect immigrant integration is mainstreamed. In the context of the rise and fall of multiculturalism across various European countries, this book explores how these countries are rethinking the governance of their increasingly diverse societies. It highlights the trends of a broad approach to immigrant integration priorities, ‘mainstreamed’ into generic policy domains which are now visible throughout Europe. With contributions not only on migration studies, but also policy studies and gender mainstreaming, this edited volume will appeal to scholars across these fields, as well as policymakers and practitioners.


Mainstreaming migration integration governance immigrant integration in Europe gender mainstreaming anti-discrimination policy Interculturalism multiculturalism diversity management superdiversity disability mainstreaming decentralisation and deconcentration assimilationist turn European Union integration policy Politics of Mainstreaming the dilemma of recognition integration policy

Editors and affiliations

  • P.W.A. Scholten
    • 1
  • I. van Breugel
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Social SciencesErasmus University RotterdamRotterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Social SciencesErasmus University RotterdamRotterdamThe Netherlands

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